Bustos, Wenstrup Bill to Support Gold Star Families Passes the House

Legislation would extend protections to dependents of fallen and catastrophically injured service members   Washington – Today, the House unanimously passed Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-OH)’s bipartisan legislation to support Gold Star families. The Gold Star Spouses and Spouses of Injured Servicemembers Leasing Relief Expansion Act builds on the protections of the […]


Bustos Events Focus on Health Care, Veterans, Education, Local Economy Washington – Last week, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) visited all 14 counties across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District, traveled over 900 miles, held 18 events and meetings, and announced more than $25 million in federal funds for the region. “I always say we’re given two ears […]

Bustos Statement on Theft of Defense Funds

Bustos Sits on House Appropriations Subcommittees on Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Washington – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Subcommittees on Defense, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, released the following statement on the Administration’s recent decision, which has drawn bipartisan criticism, to steal Department of Defense funds […]

Bustos Announces 2020 Valentines for Veterans

Washington – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) announced her seventh annual “Valentines for Veterans” program, encouraging families across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District to show appreciation for our service members by making homemade Valentine’s Day cards. Congresswoman Bustos has delivered more than 1,000 Valentines to local veterans since first launching the program. “As Valentine’s Day approaches, I’m […]